Ethnomusicology Forum

The BFE, in association with Routledge, publishes the scholarly journal Ethnomusicology Forum (formerly the British Journal of Ethnomusicology). Since 2011, the journal appears three times per year. Volumes focusing on a specific theme and prepared by a guest editor alternate with general issues that include a range of articles covering a broader field of interest. The journal seeks to provide a dynamic forum for the presentation of new thinking in the field of ethnomusicology.

Ethnomusicology is defined broadly as the study of "people making music", encompassing the study of all musics, including Western art music and popular musics. The articles published in Ethnomusicology Forum often emphasise first-hand, sustained engagement with people as music makers, taking the form of ethnographic writing following one or more periods of fieldwork.


Previous journal issues

The final issue published under the name the British Journal of Ethnomusicology was volume 12 number 2 (2003). Please click on the following link for a list of contents of British Journal of Ethnomusicology volumes 1-12, published from 1992 - 2003.

To obtain previous issues of Ethnomusicology Forum (volume 13 onwards) please contact Taylor and Francis Online.


Ethnomusicology Forum accepted into the Arts and Humanities Citation Index (AHCI)

We are very pleased to announce that Ethnomusicology Forum has been accepted into the Arts and Humanities Citation Index (AHCI). We received confirmation of this from Thomson Reuters in 2015, since when the AHCI has been taken on by Clarivate Analytics. This is an excellent confirmation of the quality of our journal and the standards attained by the contributors and editorial staff. Please make this widely known to colleagues and encourage them to submit articles and proposals for consideration.


Contributing to the Journal

Instructions for Authors can be found on the Taylor and Francis Online website here.


Items for the reviews section

Items for the reviews section of the journal can be sent to the following address for consideration:

Dr Lara Pearson
Max Planck Institute for Empirical Aesthetics
Gr├╝neburgweg 14
60322 Frankfurt am Main
Germany